I read 16 books in October. Alas, two of the books I said I would read in last month’s post weren’t among them! I had quite a few library books I had to get through before they expired, as well as three blog tours in one week, so naturally those took priority. But November is another month!
The Postscript Murders, by Elly Griffiths - 4.5*
Solutions and Other Problems, by Allie Brosh - 5*
The Nesting, by C. J. Cooke - 4.5*
The Killing Kind, by John Connolly - 4*
Station Eleven, by Emily St. John Mandel - 4.5*
Pine, by Francine Toon - 4*
Paradise Lodge, by Nina Stibbe - 4*
It Takes Blood and Guts, by Skin with Lucy O’Brien - so interesting to read the stories behind the songs, and how this icon got where she is. 5*
The Lying Life of Adults, by Elena Ferrante - I actually liked this better than the Neapolitan books, because it focuses on a short period in adolescence rather than taking a broad view of the character’s whole life. 4*
Murder under the Microscope, by Jim Fraser - quite interesting, but I’ve read more engaging books on the subject. 3.5*
Maybe if I name four, rather than five books, and include the two I meant to read in October, I’ll have more chance of achieving my goal? Anyway, The Haunting of Alma Fielding by Kate Summerscale looks AMAZING and perfect for spooky season, and I always love me a bit of Tana French.